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Mushrooms Contribute $1 Billion to Pennsylvania’s Economy

The Unprecedented Impact of Pennsylvania’s Mushroom Farms | PA Business Central | Marcellus Business Central | Women in Business

Mushroom farmers in Chester Coun­ty, Pennsylvania, are producing over 1 million pounds of mushrooms every day. This accounts for nearly two-thirds of all mushrooms grown in the country, and it contributes over $1 billion to the state economy each year. Between the cultural and economic values mushrooms have inspired, fungi have had an unprecedented impact on life in Pennsylvania.

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